Rate the comic book artist: J.H. Williams III

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Poll Rate the comic book artist: J.H. Williams III (20 votes)

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As requested by @vishop_, today's rate the comic book artist segment features J.H. Williams III. Known for the gorgeous surreal aesthetic of his art and somewhat a being more abstract than your usual Big Two comic book artist, Williams was worked alongside writer Alan Moore on the philosophical (among its comic books peers at the time of its publishing) fantasy book known as Promethea. He's also been known for depicting the stories of Batwoman before and after the events of Flashpoint, even co-writing her title in the New 52.

However, my favorite work of his is personally Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Overture, where his surreal and detailed story telling truly shined in the fantastical Sandman universe depicting the titular character's last adventure prior to being weakened and captured by a cult in the original run.

Previous Rate The Comic Book Artist Segments:

Stuart Immonen

Jock

Jim Cheung

Frank Quitely

Fiona Staples

Mike Mignola

Gary Frank

Rob Liefeld

Skottie Young

Simon Bisley

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His style looks nice for comics like Sandman, not so sure if it fits the superhero genre.

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Easy 10

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Would've been high based on images in the OP alone. Looked up more, and I gotta give him a 10.

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Do Olivier Coipel next please

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I'll go with a ten.

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Thank u.

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I learned about him when I was reading Morrison's run(Batmen of All Nations). His artistic style truly compliments the mood of that story and it's characters.It was noirish, suspensful and cynical . There are panels in that comic where u can identity the transition between past and present plot with the sense of silver age comics. It felt like he painted the whole story with some compelling and gorgeous art.

Overall his art is truly great. I will give him 9(one less because I have read few of his books. Only Morrison's arc and Batwoman).

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10

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10

Give this guy a Spectre book with James Tyron

Or a New Gods book with Jonathan Hickman

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8.

My criticism is similar to Alex Ross' art.

It looks amazing, but it needs more fluidity for comics.

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It looks amazing, but it needs more fluidity for comics.

Honestly, that issue could be handled as long as a comic book artist (and their writer) would go more for sequential paneling over splash pages. Frank Quitely, for example, heavily practices this since the late 2000s. Not everyone's a fan of his character art but the man lays out his panels like it's a movie scene like a story boarder does in a movie.

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@life_without_progress:I think I'll appreciate Frank Quitely more now with that in mind.

I read more Gary Frank comics after the thread you made for him and now he's one of my favorite artists.

Thanks!

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9/10 almost perfect

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#16  Edited By Nucleon

9/10 - Excellent and imaginative even when out of comic-book world - An accomplished artist in any way you can cut it.

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Probably a 6 or a 7. way too non-traditional for my tastes, but his work is interesting and enjoyable, just not ideal for sequential storytelling.

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#19  Edited By TDK_1997

I love his art style and the beautiful color work he does but there are times and characters which he doesn't quite capture well imo. Also, not every single story he takes is best for his style, so it becomes quite annoying to follow the story.

7/10